On Sunday the 28th April, the busy market stall owners were setting up shop in the early mist of the morning. The Bath Vintage & Antique Market is held on the first and last Sunday of every month, it’s an undercover market solely dedicated to antique bargains and vintage must-haves. Somehow my animal collection got a look in and I held a market stall for the good people of Bath..
I set up a stall with a stripey pink and white table cloth and pegs holding up postcards based on the image on this homepage. My animals are now labelled with great names – all thought up when I was feeling pretty tired, Lion is now ‘Lionel Messi’ and the Mandarin duck is ‘Mandy the duck’. You can view all of my paintings here. All artworks are up for sale, I can be contacted directly here, I am also taking comissions for new pieces!!
This is me on my stall..looking slightly nervous as everyone was wondering why my photo was being taken
The roses were a prop for the table – seemed like alot of effort at the time but when they were on the table they looked great.
Luckily I was in reaching distance of a tart stall (nextdoor neighbour, Sarah from the Barley Sugar Bakehouse) which had some mouth-wateringly delicious goodies.
These jam doughnuts lured in most passers by. For 80p they were a steal! And inevitably all went before lunchtime.
This roulade looked epic, but my eyes were focused on something else.
I FINALLY gave in at about 3pm when my sugar levels felt irreconcilable. These Apple tarte tatins contain 1 whole apple. They were delicious.
These classic cherry bakewell tarts looked fantastic.
The back of my market stall
Hermione’s fantastic antiques (other nextdoor neighbour)
Soothing music being played within the market. I want to say this is a sitar? Which would make this man a sitar player.
There was such a massive range of antiques up for grabs. Including these unhappy looking puppets!
I was drawn towards this stall because of it’s fantastic layout, when I spoke with the market stall owner Jane and her partner Joe, I discovered she was an ex-window dresser – which explained a lot! Jane and Joe both own a farm in Wales, a few miles out from Cardiff and have a huge collection of antique objects, which I would have no doubt bought if the funds sufficed!
Joe is from Belgium but moved to Wales to be with Jane which made his accent extraordinarily unique! Talking about his experiences of maintaining the farm, he showed how tough his hands were with chemical burn and dealing with machinery and equipment. You can probably see from this picture how leather-like they look!
Best picture of the whole day in my mind!
At the end of the day I was 1x Apple Tart Tatin and 1×100% Cashmere Jumper richer. All the market stall owners I spoke to were great, and I especially picked up alot of advice from my fellow stall neighbours, even engaging in some great theatre/art conversations which I wasn’t expecting!
There were many VERY encouraging and supportive people who passed on many compliments about my paintings – with the stag and the lion proving to be very popular!
My next project will be working with Joe’s Coffee, a new startup coffee company in Bristol.
My next market will be in the Summer and much closer to home purely because I love my early Sunday lie ins too much!